| Full Service Printer Joins
We welcome new Sustaining member, Enhance
a full service large format printing company with vast capabilities. The
competitive difference is that the company manufactures everything in-house.
Enhance a Colour is a true “one stop shop” for the person
or customer looking for help at a single location. Its aim is to make
life easier and deliver a quality product that exceeds expectations. For more information,
| Welcome College Arts Center
We also welcome Santa Clarita Performing
Arts Center at College of the Canyons as a new Sustaining member. The Santa
Clarita Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of College
of the Canyons, a California community college located at 26455 Rockwell
Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355. The facility boasts a spectacular
7,500-square-foot proscenium theatre with a state-of-the-art sound
system and 886 seats, as well as the experimental Black Box theatre.
Funded by the State of California and the City of Santa Clarita, the
47,000 square-foot center features instructional, community, and professional
entertainment and informational programs. Designed with a green room,
scene shops, costume and property storage, orchestra pit, make-up/dressing
room areas, lockers, showers, ticket booth, and snack bar, the Performing
Arts Center is a one-of-a-kind performance destination for community
members in the Santa Clarita Valley. It provides a venue for local
and regional performers who entertain, engage, and educate school
groups 60 to 300 students. For more information, visit www.canyons.edu/offices/pio/canyonspac.
| Participates in International
Serapid, Inc. participated in a number
of exhibitions during the summer months.
First was the International
Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference
(ITEAC) June 13 to15 at Central Hall Westminster in London. Serapid is
a silver sponsor of the conference, and representatives gave a presentation
about flexible venues.
ITEAC was followed by the Association of British
Theatre Technicians (ABTT) Show June 16 and 17
at the Royal Horticultural Halls in the Lindley, Lawrence and Assembly
Halls in London. July 10 to 14 Serapid co-exhibited at the Society for
College and University Planning (SCUP): Integrated Planning for Higher
Education Exhibit with SECOA and Daktronics/Vortek at the Minneapolis
Convention Center. The PALME Vietnam Show at the Saigon Exhibition and
Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh, was held July 22 to 24.
For more information
about Serapid or any of these shows, visit www.serapid.us/trade-shows.html or serapid.com/gb/world/trade_show.html.
| Equipment Aids in Tony
One of Broadway’s latest smash hits, American
Idiot, received Best Scenic Design of a Musical and Best Lighting
Design of a Musical at this year’s Tony Awards Show. The award-winning
scenic elements of the show center around numerous video displays
and projections, driven by a system comprising a total of 17 Hippotizer
HD media servers.
TMB is the exclusive distributor for Hippotizer
in North America and Asia. For more information
about Hippotizer, visit www.tmb.com/products/hippotizer. Learn more
about many other innovative and exciting products from TMB at www.tmb.com.
| Principals Participate
Principals S. Leonard Auerbach and Steven Friedlander
of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander were part of panel discussions for
the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference
2010. Held in London this year, the conference theme was “Are
Performing Arts Buildings Fit for Purpose and What Does This Involve?”
Auerbach, the founding principal at Auerbach
Pollock Friedlander, facilitated The Development of Theatre Forms and New
International panels. The Procurement Process panel was chaired
by Mr. Friedlander, principal in charge of Auerbach Pollock Friedlander’s New York
| Summer Classes
in Full Swing
Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas recently kicked
off classes for its 2010 Summer Training Program providing intensive
training in live entertainment technology to 14 full time students
and a grand total of 72 students from all over the United States and
three foreign countries. This year, the line up of classes consisted
of Rigging, CAD, Lighting Technology, Scene Painting, WYSIWYG, Moving
Lights, Sound, Makeup, Special Effects, Masks, and Tech Management.
Registration for SILV 2011 classes will open soon.
Head over to www.stagecraftinstitute.com and sign up for the SILV
Newsletter to get notified when next year's offerings are posted.
| Introduces New
Ultratec Special Effects
Inc. has introduced a new fog machine using dry
ice technology. The Dry Icer is a new and improved professional, cost
effective solution for creating spectacular low-lying fog effects.
The sleek new design has a 20 pound dry ice capacity which is placed
in a stainless steel basket. Other new features are low water shut
off indicator, four-inch hose adaptor, and heavy duty latches on the
For information, visit www.ultratecfx.com or call
519-659-7972 or 800-388-0617.
| PC Wing Takes
The PC Wing is the latest compact training
and programming tool from Stage Technologies and is a popular new
addition to its control desk family. PC Wings have recently been
ordered by Guildhall College of Music and Drama in London and Zoomvliet
College in the Netherlands to provide in-lab automation training
tools for their technical theatre students.